Dept. of Education Releases Final Accountability Regulations

Dept. of Education Releases Final Accountability Regulations

November 28, 2016

The Dept. of Education released its final regulations on school accountability. The rule allocated more time for schools to implement their plans and determine which low-performing schools need extra support. The regulations suggest giving states until the 2018-19 school year to identify “low-performing schools,” and until the 2019-20 school year to “identify schools in which certain groups of students are consistently underperforming.” The regulations also add two additional submission periods – in April and September – for state plans. Education Week noted that it is “unclear what happens to the regulations from here,” and that President-elect Trump could decide to “hit the pause button” on regulations or simply not enforce certain parts.